I don't really know where to begin on how to explain my love for Sweet Potato Fries. I have forever been a 'chip lover', anytime, any place, I could eat chips. Unfortunately we all know that most chips are loaded with extra salt and fried in fat and grease... but that doesn't mean we cannot enjoy the delicious taste, the NutriPaige way. Sweet potatoes are a fantastic addition to your diet as they has no saturated fats or cholesterol, and are rich source of dietary fiber, anti-oxidants, vitamins, and minerals. They are also so versatile to incorporate into your meals be it in the style of chips, baked potato, vegetable mixes and many more. They NutriPaige way is all about choosing healthy alternatives and enjoying your meals. Sweet potato is a complex carbohydrate, which means it takes longer to break down and slowly raises blood sugar levels, unlike artificial sugars that spike and drop at a rapid pace. This will keep you fuller for longer and by preventing the dramatic drop in blood sugar levels, you won't be reaching for the chocolate bar! I have posted 'Are You Eating Enough Carbohydrates?' to help you understand the importance of incorporating carbs into your diet, and not to be scared of them.
Sweet potatoes are the easiest thing to cook, all you need to do is pre heat the oven at 180 degrees, skin the potatoes and cut them into long, thick chunks. Place on a baking tray which is covered with foil or parchment paper and that's it! No oils, not fats required! The sweet potatoes are naturally quite juicy so they stay very moist, we don't need the oil, because in fact they make them quite soggy. Pop them in the oven for around 45 minutes, turning them after around 30 minutes or so. If you would like some added flavour, sprinkle on some pepper and Himalayan salt.
Options: Spicing them up with a sprinkle of cayenne pepper, it works really well together. If you like wedge style, keep on the skins!
I personally just love a big bowl of sweet potato wedges with some organic tomato sauce on the side :) It is so deliciously simple. Granted, the below photo is not particuallrly well presented but it was just a quick snap of my dinner before I dove in!
They are a great side dish to a big salad bowl or any meal really, I think they can fit in anywhere! I like random combos or side dishes, just get creative.